Client: Greycoat plc
Ludgate, London is a 13,000m2 office building originally completed in 1999, which is being refurbished by JRA for Greycoat and Goldman Sachs. Located in the City of London, the building occupies a prominent island site at the junction of Ludgate Hill and New Bridge Street.
JRA’s interventions at Ludgate, London include a comprehensive internal refurbishment and the reconfiguration of the two main entrances on Ludgate Hill and New Bridge Street. The existing terraces on the 3rd and 4th floor levels will be infilled to increase the net lettable office area. To improve access to external spaces and the wellbeing of future occupants, a new roof terrace will be provided by relocating the rooftop plant to the basement. The existing car park at lower ground floor level will be replaced with cycle storage and changing facilities. Externally, JRA’s designs update the façade by removing the existing brise soleil and replacing planters with an eaves treatment, working to enhance the character of the existing building whilst modernising the external cladding.
The team is targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating by incorporating sustainability measures including a new energy efficient plant and implementation of a generous cycle provision with 143 cycle spaces.